Supporting the abortion chain Planned Parenthood has become somewhat of a trend among celebrities recently.
But abortion advocacy is nothing new for award-winning actress Kathleen Turner. She has been a vocal Planned Parenthood supporter for many years.
Turner is coming to the aid of Big Abortion once again this week, headlining a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Star News reports Turner, known for her roles in “Romancing the Stone” and “Peggy Sue Got Married,” is scheduled to speak at an abortion fundraiser on Wednesday in Wilmington. The evening will benefit Planned Parenthood South Atlantic.
“As I travel the country, I’m still shocked at what I see,” Turner said in a news release. “Attacks on women and women’s health are rampant. No woman should have to face these attacks to access the health care she desperately needs.”
Turner serves on the Planned Parenthood board of advocates and has been active in abortion advocacy for at least 30 years, according to the report. Her pro-abortion work includes fundraisers and donations for the abortion chain, columns advocating for abortion on the pro-abortion blog RH Reality Check (now Rewire), and more.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the U.S., aborting more than 300,000 unborn babies every year. Embroiled in scandal after scandal, it could lose nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding under the new U.S. Congress.
A recent congressional investigation into the abortion business involving its sales of aborted baby parts concluded with lawmakers recommended that Congress defund it. Planned Parenthood also has been caught in numerous scandals involving Medicaid fraud and failures to report suspected sex trafficking and sexual abuse of minors.
Congress currently is working on legislation to defund the abortion group. Last week, Congressional leaders pulled a bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood and repealed and replaced Obamacare. Lawmakers said there was not enough support for the healthcare portion of the bill.
On Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he is committed to defunding the abortion business and wants to use the reconciliation method to make sure it becomes federal law.
The legislation considered thus far would ensure women continue to have access to health care by redirecting tax dollars to federally qualified community health centers. A recent survey found that community health centers not only provide more comprehensive health care than Planned Parenthood, excluding abortions, they also outnumber the abortion group’s facilities by more than 20 to one.
As LifeNews.com reported, President Donald Trump made an offer to Planned Parenthood to increase its taxpayer funding if it would stop killing babies in abortions and focus on legitimate, non-abortion healthcare. Planned Parenthood said no.
Recent polls indicate Americans support the defunding efforts. New polling found 56 percent of Americans in battleground states want Planned Parenthood defunded.